Sleepless nights are cost the U.S. $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.A national survey of 7,428 employees covered by health plans found that 23 percent suffered from insomnia, which resulted in a loss of 11.3 days annually, or $2,280 on average per worker, according to the study published today in the journal Sleep.

Results showed insomnia was linked to lower productivity on the job, rather than absenteeism. About 70 million Americans, or one-third of the adult population, have trouble falling or staying asleep, according to previous research cited in the study.

As companies are demanding more productivity as the world continues to spin faster and people demand things instantly, keep your sleep cycle in mind when you feel your productivity dropping. Insomnia is a growing medical issue that should be addressed because it directly effects your sense of well-being, productivity, and stress level. People are naturally more on-edge and have less focus when they have been experiencing sleep deprivation.

So, take a break over the long holiday weekend, watch some football and get some much needed sleep!

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